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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. they're called the freedom fighters. >> reporter: for too long in america segregation in the south was synonymous. but in the 1960s a new generation armed with a new supreme court decision prohibiting discrimination challenged the status quo in the south. >> this land is composed of two different cultures. a white culture and a colored culture and i've lived close to them all my life. but i'm told that we mistreated them and that we must change and these changes are coming faster than i expected. >> reporter: in the 50s, change wasn't just coming it had arrived. blacks were risking their homes, their jobs even their lives for freedom and equality for a taste of america's democracy. >> i was hit in the head with a wooden crate. knocked down, bloodied and i was going in and out of consciousness. i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: georgia congressman john lewis was a young man in 1961 a student when he boarded a bus and enbarked on a journey to desegregation. known as the freedom ride, they organized it in 1961. seven blacks and six whites left washington, d.c. on two buses t
Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and reinvented america's pioneering spirit. by putting people on the road in, he was however putting the car before the road sort to speak. in 1900 there was 144 miles of concrete paveed roads in the whole country. so almost all of america's motorized trips were by necessity in the back valleys. one was here to the granite of valley domes. everywhere americans drove their model ts it was a challenge. >> coming to yosemite it was the same kind of adventure. you would have blow outs, engine problems. one of the great things about these cars was that they were easily fixed. >> reporter: these with the dusty days of the 20th century. half of americans lived in farms or towns of less than 1,500 people. most people died within 150 miles from where they were born. these were changing times. at a time when cars were being allowed in yosemite, ford sold as many cars as americans. but that was a long time ago. what would you think about someone reaching back in time and pulling the model t out of distant memory and putting it into the present? david wood worth is trying to do just that. he's offering
Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm PDT
allure has been as unorthodox of any city in america. led into maturity by gambling, no city has ever had a saga of survivor like the biggest little city in the world. 150 years ago, miron lake was charging horse and rider the outrageous fee of 50-cents. rake wisely made a pack with charles crocker. land went to crocker and offered him 400 acres of prime land if crocker would agree to build his new new depo in the town of small lander. but renamed it reno. the town now named reno was surprisingly would not find prosperity directly from gold or silver. the town was a hub catering for teamsters or gamblers all passing through on their way to the mines. incorporated as a city in 1893, reno was the rail center for the central pacific railroad. nobody knew prosperity was right around the corner. that was an empty promise for most of the country during the -- during the great depression. but for reno it would come rolling in the day they legalized gambling in nevada. gambling had been in the shadows of legality for 60 years. but this new development brought jackpot tables out into the light o
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